The community is invited to attend the City of Smiths Station’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will be held at the Smiths Station Government Center this Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern.

As always, there will be live music provided by the Smiths Station High School Jazz Band, Christmas-themed activities for the whole family including train rides, Selfie Station and photo opportunities with Santa, tours of the Historic Jones Store Museum, fireworks show, and for the first time ever at this event – snow!

“Since the city started this event more than 12 years ago, it has become our most signature tradition, and is something that we as an administration look forward to every year,” said Mayor F. L. “Bubba” Copeland. “We are excited to invite our citizens and neighbors to come be a part of this year’s ceremony.”

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 6:30 p.m. and stay until approximately 7:30 p.m. The tree lighting and fireworks show will begin promptly at 8 p.m. to conclude the evening’s festivities.

For more information, please visit the city of Smiths Station’s Facebook page and look under the events tab. The Government Center is located at 2336 Panther Parkway in the heart of downtown Smiths Station.